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Within this, I have been thinking a lot about the structure of the retroactive: Harold Pinter's Betrayal, for example, in which the story of a failed affair moves toward the past to become the story of a marriage about to be demolished. Reverse storytelling allows for sturdy truths to emerge: not the linear progress ...
Its inaugural production, "New World Order," staged in October, wove together six short plays by Harold Pinter that all addressed, to some degree, authoritarianism, with a particular focus on oppressors and victims. Troy Foundry Theatre also presented seven staged readings, all of new works, as part of its ...

Directed by Roger Mitchell, who also directs Mood Music at The Old Vic this spring, Consent will be produced by the National Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions. Consent runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 18th May to 11th August, with an official opening night on 29th May. Consent Tickets are ...
Written by: Brad Birch. Director: David Mercatali. Reviewer: Beth Steer. The latest play by Brad Birch, a recipient of the Harold Pinter Commission, Tremor has the potential to promise an evening of tense, nail-biting theatre. The short, one-act play charts the reunion of two individuals, Sophie (Lisa Diveney) ...
At times Spall seems hamstrung, painfully inert, incapable of making any sort of reasonable acting choice. It feels very much like Potter is attempting to emulate the work of playwright Harold Pinter, who indeed has a play called The Birthday Party, and whose televised adaptations have the black and white ...
The Found Theatre of Long Beach is pleased to present “The Lover” by renowned British playwright, director, actor and political activist Harold Pinter, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005. First produced on the London stage in 1963, “The Lover” explores the private intricacies of a modern ...

Today (16th April 2018), rehearsals begin for the West End production of Nina Raine's Consent which will begin previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 18th May with its opening night on 29th May 2018. Directed by Roger Michell and originally co-produced and commissioned by Out of Joint, this strictly ...
The Found Theatre of Long Beach presents "The Lover" by renowned British playwright, director, actor and political activist Harold Pinter, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005. First produced on the London stage in 1963, "The Lover" explores the private intricacies of a modern marriage in a ...
They were both charming and quite possibly made for one another. I would not hesitate to cry at their wedding. And another thing: if you missed it over the busy Easter weekend, Andrew Scott's turn in Hamlet (BBC2), recorded “as live” at the Harold Pinter theatre, London, is on BBC iPlayer; just as great and ...
Investing with Harold Pinter. Wednesday, 4/04/2018 09:01. Better info, not more, is key... HAROLD Pinter's The Birthday Party is perhaps his most celebrated play, writes Tim Price of ThePriceOfEverything in this article at the Cobden Centre. The Birthday Party introduced a generation of theatre-goers to the Pinteresque ...
Nina Raine's 'blistering new play' (New York Times), directed by Roger Michell, makes a triumphant and timely transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre this May, following a sold out season at the National Theatre. Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered? Friends take opposing briefs in a ...
As we left the Harold Pinter Theatre in London's West End this week, after seeing The Birthday Party, a young woman in front of us asked her friend the standard post-show question: 'So, what did you think?' The second young woman thought for a moment before replying (with just a touch of the Catherine ...
Harold Pinter was one of the groundbreaking playwrights that emerged out of the 1950s, along with Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, and a handful of others. They changed the landscape of what audiences could expect on the stage. Pinter's first decade of remarkable plays (and a few screenplays) fall into ...
Playwright Alistair McDowall is the winner of the 2018 Pinter Commission and will write a new play for the Royal Court in London. The award, now in its seventh year, is given annually by Antonia Fraser, Harold Pinter's widow, to support a new commission at the Royal Court Theatre. In 2016 the Royal Court ...
Stephen Mangan seems frazzled. It's not just that when I meet him he is filming the next series of Episodes — which starts next week — as well as The Split, “an Abi Morgan” (shorthand for anything by the ubiquitous BBC scriptwriter), and doing The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London, and ...
Further casting is to be announced. The show will open for a 12-week run at the Harold Pinter Theatre and has set by Hildegard Bechtler, costumes by Dinah Collin, lighting by Rick Fisher, music by Kate Whitley, sound by John Leonard and casting by Amy Ball. Consent runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre ...
What Would Harold Pinter Think is a surreal reflection on the world we find ourselves in, prompting discussion of feminism, mental health and freedom. Walking into the Judith E Wilson drama studio, the audience are welcomed into – or just outside of – a cosy, yet bourgeois, apartment. The set is intricately ...

But last January, Antaeus moved into a new facility just north of Brand at 110 E. Broadway with a 30-seat and an 80-seat theater, kicking off a huge success that features the closing weekend of Harold Pinter's rarely-performed satire “The Hothouse” tonight through Sunday. Set in an institution whose nature ...
British dramatist Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005, but the opportunity to see the plays that brought him that honor don't come along all that often in these parts. That makes the Art Theater of Davis' production of this comparatively early one-act play — “The Collection,” which began as a television ...
... and of the characters' feelings as they try to find their way in this disorienting world. What Would Harold Pinter Think treads the line between the darkly funny and the just plain dark, exploring how and when we can make a joke out of the anguish and confusion that is life. What Would Harold Pinter Think is ...
Following a sold out season at the National Theatre, “Consent” will next be on stage at Harold Pinter Theatre, London. Nina Raine's promising new play directed by Roger Michell, makes a triumphant and timely transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre this May. Why is justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she ...


 

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